Eriogonum grande v. rubescens
Details12" x 30-36" wide. Clouds of fluffy red to rose-pink flowers cover this CA native buckwheat from spring to fall. Native to the Channel Islands off the coast of CA, this rare plant is an easy-to-grow, low care perennial and its glorious flowers attract beneficial insects, bees, and butterflies in abundance. In colder climates, use red buckwheat in containers with annuals and perennials, where it will bloom all summer.
|Common Name||Red Buckwheat|
|Botanical Name||Eriogonum grande v. rubescens|
|Zones||8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||12" tall|
|Mature Spread||30-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Native|
|Ideal Region||Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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